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There is a lack of research on individual employers and their associations, their attitudes and behaviours and how these impact on employment relations issues and trends.
Massey researchers are investigating how New Zealand can achieve a high-skill, high-wage economy. We are working to develop more meaningful cost-effective human resources (HR) measurement that has strategic significance and adds value to organisational goal delivery and achievement.
Research expertise in how human resources’ practices offer maximum leverage of the human capital pool through knowledge sharing. We are also investigating models of human capital and knowledge management that can be developed and tested empirically with respect to knowledge sharing
Low pay can be a problem for business as well as workers, reflecting poor productivity and impacting on performance. Our researchers have many years' experience in researching pay systems and the living wage. They are currently part of a large interdisciplinary Marsden-funded project investigating the potential implications of living wages for employees and organisations in New Zealand.
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A report by Massey University Professors Jim Arrowsmith and Jane Parker for the United Nations' International Labour Organization (ILO), "Situational Analysis of Employment in Nauru", explored prospects for employment diversity in Nauru. Similar projects have been conducted for the ILO in Tonga and Papua New Guinea.
This project involves a survey and qualitative research to explore how both productivity and employee engagement can be enhanced by better people-management practices. It examines current gaps and priorities in management capabilities and the drivers and constraints on HR strategy.
Project GLOW: Global Living Organisational Wage is a global network of research and teaching hubs. It investigates whether there is a global living wage that enables people, organisations and communities to prosper and thrive. Massey researchers from psychology and business are collaborating on this multidisciplinary, international, inter-generational, applied research project.
This survey, developed by Massey People, Organisations, Work and Employment Research group (MPOWER) was designed to provide a comprehensive snapshot of women’s current, anticipated and desired career status, key challenges they face and what would help them advance in the workplace. A key outcome was recommendations for positive actions by business and Government that will improve women’s ability to achieve their career aspirations.
Massey People, Organisation, Work and Employment Research (MPOWER) is a multi-disciplinary initiative to enhance, promote and build on Massey’s expertise in the management of people in the workplace and organisations.
MPOWER has 850+ members in the professions, industry, academia, policy bodies, government bodies, employer and work representative bodies, community groups and other research institutions.Find out more